Minnesota Department of Health: MDH report highlights need for retaining and recruiting health care workforce

EXCERPT: “Results from a Minnesota Department of Health survey confirm health care worker burnout and show workforce shortage trends are affecting a wide range of health care professionals. The report, Minnesota’s Health Care Workforce: Pandemic-Provoked Workforce Exits, Burnout, and Shortages (PDF), is the first report of its kind covering the effects of the pandemic on most of the licensed health care workforce in Minnesota. It is based on the MDH health care workforce survey, which is administered at the time of license renewal for ‘front-line’ providers including physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nurses, physicians, mental health providers and others. The survey data indicates alarming projected workforce losses in Minnesota’s small towns and rural areas. Nearly 1 in 5 rural health care providers say they plan to leave their profession within the next five years. The largest projected losses are among physicians. One out of every 3 rural physicians report planning to leave their profession within the next five years.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/366lUOj